Colliers International is turning the pedals at a fundraising cycle ride from Amsterdam to Berlin


Amsterdam, London, Berlin – Eleven intrepid IHIF delegates, including Colliers International’s Head of EMEA Hotels Dirk Bakker and IHIF Chairman Jonathan Worsley, are getting ready to set off from Amsterdam on 1 March 2016, on a 500-mile charity cycle challenge; overcoming harsh weather, potentially treacherous road conditions and fatigue to complete their route in five days ending in Berlin. The cyclists have set a fundraising target of £20,000, which will be divided equally between two charities, Future Talent and the Anne Frank Trust.

The ride is being undertaken by 11 cyclists from the hospitality property industry who after a well-earned rest will attend the 19th International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) Hotel Investment - the most influential and globally diverse meeting place for the hotel industry - in Berlin on 7 March 2016. 

Dirk Bakker, Head of EMEA Hotels at Colliers International who will moderate a session on New Generation and New Business models at IHIF once he’s completed the cycle challenge commented: “Two of Colliers’ core values are community and fun, so raising the awareness of charitable causes that support young talent at the same time as taking part in this incredible challenge, mirror both of those values.  For me, participating in this cycle challenge is a mind-set, not a business strategy. 

“All of the participants have trained hard and are enthusiastic and excited to take part in The Road to IHIF charity cycle ride.” 

You can keep up to date with this event on Twitter with #roadtoberlin,@Colliers_EMEA, @dbakkeronline and link to the charity page.